Globetrotters
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Globetrotters

Life in a culture where the values are 180º opposite my own

Two memorable years in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

For most of us growing up in our societies of birth, we not only accept but we take for granted all the perspectives of our cultures. Things are done in ways that they have always been done, with very few questions asked.

For people who don’t travel much, not only do they accept their country’s ways of doing things as a given, but they can fall into the trap of believing that because it’s done a certain way…

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Jay Davidson

Jay Davidson

Retired teacher (San Francisco, 1969–2003); Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania, 2003–2005); public speaker, artist, writer, world citizen, traveler